London's Royal Albert Hall to Feature Best of Broadway, Phantom, "West Side Story," Idina Menzel

News   London's Royal Albert Hall to Feature Best of Broadway, Phantom, "West Side Story," Idina Menzel
 
The sounds of Broadway will be heard at London's Royal Albert Hall this season.

Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel

On Oct. 14 the famed venue will offer Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Best of Broadway. The 7:30 PM concert will feature tunes from Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Les Misérables and more as well as a special tribute to such MGM musicals as "The Wizard of Oz," "Kiss Me, Kate," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Easter Parade" and "High Society." David Firman will be the musical director for the performance, which will feature the vocal talents of Ria Jones, Mary Carewe, Graham Bickley and Michael Dore.

The 50th anniversary of the acclaimed film version of West Side Story will be celebrated June 22-24, 2012. A full live symphony orchestra will play Leonard Bernstein's score while the re-mastered film is shown in high-definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialogue intact.

And, as previously reported, Tony winner Idina Menzel will make her solo London concert debut Oct. 6, 2011, at 7:30 PM. She will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra under the baton of Tony-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch. Also, Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera Oct. 1-2 with a fully staged production of the musical featuring Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom, Sierra Boggess as Christine, Barry James as Monsieur Firmin, Gareth Snook as Monsieur André, Liz Robertson as Madame Giry and Wynne Evans as Piangi.

For ticket information visit www.royalalberthall.com.

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